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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 10, 2014 10:36pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: IMDb follies

It took me three tries to get a couple of mistakes on the IMDb corrected in an entry for a film made by an old friend of mine, as someone kept changing it back to false (urban legend style) info. Once I had convinced them that I was a close friend of the late director and knew what I was saying (even the DGA still thinks I am a family member or executor), they finally fixed the baloney information for good. So the IMDb isn't always the most helpful outfit on the web.

It's honest researchers like you who make it better, Matt.

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Poster: The_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Jan 11, 2014 12:43am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: I make too many mistakes

But I've made too many mistakes, For example, I submitted a page for "Old-Time Ballroom", which I submitted as being 1959-1960. However, I later found out it ran to 1964, and now I can't correct it.

I know I shouldn't be self-critical so much, but I do wish it was easier to fix these mistakes.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 11, 2014 1:20am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I make too many mistakes

There's a big difference between unintentional mistakes, and intentional misinformation. Everyone makes mistakes, but not everyone plants misinformation intentionally.

At least you admit your mistakes. If only more of the folks who post info on sites like the IMDb and Wikipedia were honest.

I'm sure you can make the correction, it just may take time and a few tries, as it did in my case.